yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy honey golden color with generous white head. Nose has a bit of alcohol snap to it, but otherwise has some pepper and bready notes. Sugary dessert flavors are noted on the palate, also reminds me of cardamom and cookies. Alcohol presence is again noted, though it is still syrupy and enjoyable. Finish is sweet and herbal.
boilerwillie (1) - - MAR 26, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
They're not kidding when they say "triple" wheat. Takes a sip to get used to, but very refreshing.
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boozedude (1450) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber into glass..pours orangish hazy..taste is malts , wheat, strong alcohol finish.. nice to drink, goes down smooth, but prolly wont do again...
944play (330) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz in Le Merle glass. Very pale orange, slight haze, small soapy head. Surprisingly raisiny ripe plum aromas with some musty dusty cellar, pepper, and peach. Spiky, high test flavors of uncomplicated bittering and booze; a wash of untoasted sweet pervades but isnít overbearing. Plasticky bitter sticks around a bit too long for full points in the palate, but a balanced body with dryness is pleasant enough. To be honest, Iíd like a wheatwine to be gooier, softer, more luxuriant.
dukeredhair (241) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is bright opaque orange with almost no head and no lacing. Nose is candied tangerine. Taste is incredibly sweet and sugary, cloying candied citrus and a sugary wheat malt. Palate is thick and chewy which is expected but also really warm. Overall Iím not impressed.
48FanInCali (610) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Dark gold color very little head and and no retention. Nose is grainy alcohol with some nail polish remover. Taste follows with secondary sweetness. Not very good. Maybe a bad bottle as I love Wheatwine types.
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o_Merlin_o (127) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Beautiful color, almost zero head (thats a negative), apricot and oatmeal taste. Has a lingering apricot aftertaste thatís pleasant. Very sour/bitter flavor that I donít find appealing. The bitterness lasts in your mouth for a long time. Not impressed.
deekyn (851) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours dark apple juice amber with almost zero white head. S - strong fruity aromas up front, bananas, apricots and peaches. Hints of alcohol also. Strong body and average palate. No carb to speak of. Nice alcohol warmed end. T - bitter quiet dark dried fruit, apricots and peaches up front. Wheat and full bodied malts on the palate. Lingering bitter end. O - pretty good barley wine. Fruity and toned down. 7-
rayOfBeer (646) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: clear golden with small white head. Aroma is fruity peach and apricot together with toasted grain. Flavor is mildly tart peach, cereal, apricot, and caramel. Palate is thick, running tart with a little sweetness and finishing with a bitterness. Over interesting, at first a little off-putting but growing on me as it warms.
thetmaxx (704) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at streets of London for beer week. Aroma is very fruity, almost like cotton candy or bubble gum. Flavor is very smooth wow! allot of the same flavour as aroma. Some grainy flavours also. Really good, really what I would expect barley wine to taste like.
maximum12 (21) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to my wandering Mule League exile, lurpy1, for bringing this back to the Twin Cities: Iíve enjoyed a lot of CA goodness out of your suitcase. Now, go somewhere else for work please! 22 oz. bottle poured into two frost-rimmed mugs (OK, not really).
Pour is a burnished oak, I actually held it up to the trim in the house, virtually identical in color. Clear, no bottom-boogers. Nose comes only after fifteen or so minutes of warming, sweet, toffee, slight wheat, but I have to dig my nose into the liquid to get anything; not a strong point.
Marin Star Brew-Triple Wheat Ale is like a weizenbock with a mortar. Sweet, sweet, sugar-reduction-drenched bananas skewer the palate. Calling all insulin, calling all insulin. After the shock wears off, this is chock full of subtle niceties. Background wheat, element of molasses/syrup, caramel, & lovely herbal hops touch at the finish. Almost Belgian in feel, but heavier, more serious. Alcohol...yes, I feel you. I feel the ambiance of an after-dinner liqueur, & one that Iíd be downing rapidly.
This is one hefty, lovely, sweet, complex mofo of a brew, & just how a wheatwine should taste. A standard-bearer for the style, this is one of the best examples Iíve had to date & an excellent all-around beer.